I’ve never been to a Novena Mass in the Basilica Del Sto. Nino. Literally thousands of people congregated for the 7am celebration.
It truly was an experience.
Before the mass started, I decided to walk around and take a few photographs. These don’t really do justice to the experience. It was a refreshing reminder of what Sinulog truly is – a celebration of the Sto. Nino. If you haven’t been to one, brave the crowd and go.
The Basilica del Santo Nino still has its charm.
Waiting for the mass to start.
A very well behaved crowd.
The priests officiating the mass.
There’s an area in the Basilica grounds where you can light a candle.
Light a few for your love ones.
There are lots of candles.
The statues tell the story of the Sto. Nino in Cebu.
They are also pretty cool to look at.
The view from below.
In the end of the mass, people get a chance to be blessed.
This was about 15 minutes before the mass started.
Bring a Sto. Nino, even a little itty bitty one.